With the warm weather people are getting their bicycles, scooters and roller blades. Everyone needs a reminder of the safety tips for these activities.
Wear the Gear: Everyone not just children need to wear the proper gear. Helmets on bicycles and helmets, knee pads and elbow pads for roller blades. Reflective clothing along with lights and reflectors make you more visible. Make sure your bicycle tires are properly inflated.
Know the rules of the road. Bicycles are considered vehicles according to the Highway Traffic Act and there need to obey all the rules of the road. Learn how to signal your stops and turns. For longer trips considering carrying a first aid kit for the inevitable falls.
Drivers also need to share the road and give extra space when passing.
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